Specs

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2WD Reg Cab 144.5" WB 60" CA

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.35 x 1.54
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.35 x 1.54
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 22.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 220
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Maximum Alternator Watts
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136

Engine

Engine Order Code ETJ
Displacement 6.7L/408
Fuel System CR
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 305 @ 3000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 610 @ 1600
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Type Diesel I6

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 235.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 10.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) 34
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 33.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
Cab to End of Frame (in) 112.1
Cab to Axle (in) 60.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 122.9
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 0
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7
Height, Overall (in) 80.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.6
Wheelbase (in) 144.5

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Location Midship
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 52

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 3

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr

Summary

Vehicle Name Dodge Ram 5500
Body Code 144.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab

Suspension

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 7000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.44
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 12000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.88

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Front Tire Order Code TUE
Front Tire Order Code TUC
Rear Tire Order Code TUE
Rear Tire Order Code TUC
Spare Tire Order Code TBB
Spare Tire Order Code TBF
Front Tire Size 225/70R19.5F
Rear Tire Size 225/70R19.5F
Spare Tire Size 70R19.5F
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3640
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3640
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3640
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 641
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 641
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 641
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 18350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 18450
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1835
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1845

Transmission

Trans PTO Access
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.94
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code DEG
Trans Order Code DG3
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 12.5
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.42
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.42
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 18750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 3026
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 13500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 4431
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 4375
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 26000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 3019

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6